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Mediclinic Cape Town Breast Clinic is a First

When Mediclinic general surgeons Dr Pieter Coetzee and Dr Yolandi Loots joined forces with Mediclinic plastic surgeon Dr Mark van der Velde earlier this year, it marked a welcome team approach to breast surgery.

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Pacemaker of the future comes to Mediclinic Panorama

A new, advanced pacemaker procedure is now available at Mediclinic Panorama and it’s set to overtake traditional pacing techniques.

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A multi-pronged approach reduces healthcare-associated infections in Mediclinic hospitals

Healthcare-associated infections at Mediclinic hospitals are showing a downward trend, thanks to well-established infection prevention and control protocols, with well-trained and dedicated managers in all facilities.

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Mediclinic Cape Gate achieves water independence

As part of Mediclinic’s sustainable water management, the hospital group has set about implementing measures to ensure that Western Cape hospitals are independent of the municipal water supply where possible.

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SA’s youngest robotic surgeon explains the benefits of technology

There are five da Vinci surgical systems in South Africa and 24 accredited surgeons. Dr Dries Van Den Heever, 38, is the youngest urologist in South Africa accredited to use

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Mediclinic supports public sector doctor training

The number of doctors graduating within South Africa has become a cause for concern over recent years. With the volume of graduates increasing only incrementally from those being produced in the 1970s and the population doubling in this time frame, it is essential that all role players investigate new and sustainable options for training doctors in South Africa.

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Mediclinic invests in environmentally friendly energy

Mediclinic Southern Africa continues to invest in solar energy as part of their focus on reducing their carbon footprint.

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World-leading pelvic floor centre reduces the need for repeat surgeries

One in 11 women will need surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or a leaking bladder by age 85 and 30% will need a second operation within two years. Using a comprehensive approach from medical doctors, physiotherapists and dietitians, the Cura Pelvi unit in Mediclinic Midstream has decreased recurrent surgery to only 5%.

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First Malignant Hyperthermia Laboratory in Africa Opens at Mediclinic Midstream

The MH laboratory identifies patients and families at risk for this life-threatening autosomal inherited abnormality.

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Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg Surgeons Perform Unique Excision of a Nasal Tumour

For two years, Peter Edmonds, a 62-year-old owner of a farm maintenance business outside of Pietermaritzburg, suffered from a blocked nose. He endured constant headaches and often felt listless after not getting enough sleep at night.

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